Aging is a natural part of life, and the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin, can impact how we feel about ourselves. As we grow older, our skin loses elasticity and creates wrinkles, fine lines, and folds. However, you do not have to passively accept the signs of aging. Many people choose to undergo a facelift to restore a youthful and refreshed appearance. In this article, we will discuss who is a viable candidate for a facelift, what to expect in your facelift experience, and answer some frequent questions people often ask about facelifts.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Many individuals who want to improve the appearance of their face may qualify for a facelift. The best candidates for this procedure have realistic expectations, are in general good health, and are non-smokers. It is also important to have good skin elasticity and bone structure, as well as understanding the risks and recovery process of the surgery. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift is to consult with Dr. Marc Wetherington to discuss your goals and medical history.

What to Expect for Your Facelift?

During the consultation process, Dr. Wetherington will discuss the benefits of the facelift procedure and the risks involved. He will also discuss the different techniques that he uses in performing the procedure. In general, the procedure involves making incisions along the hairline and around the ear, removing excess skin, and tightening the underlying muscles. The recovery process can take several weeks, and swelling and bruising are common. Dr. Wetherington will provide aftercare instructions to aid in the recovery process.

Facelift FAQs

  • How long does a facelift last? The results of a facelift can last anywhere from five to 15 years, depending on the individual. There are some factors that can impact the longevity of the facelift, such as smoking, sun exposure, and other lifestyle factors.
  • What are the side effects of a facelift? Common side effects of facelifts include swelling and bruising, numbness or tingling in the face, and discomfort at the incision sites. These symptoms are typically temporary and resolve within a few weeks.
  • Is a facelift painful? Facelifts are performed under general anesthesia, so patients do not typically experience pain during the procedure. However, discomfort or soreness can occur during the recovery process.
  • How much does a facelift cost? The cost of a facelift varies based on several factors. To get the most accurate pricing, give our office a call.

If you are unhappy with the signs of aging on your face and are considering a facelift, it is important to discuss your goals with Dr. Wetherington. A facelift can restore a youthful and refreshed appearance but carries risks and a recovery process. It is essential to have realistic expectations and to follow Dr. Wetherington’s aftercare instructions to achieve optimal results. Take control of your appearance and turn back the clock with a facelift.

Ready to rejuvenate your appearance and feel more confident in your skin? Don’t wait, take the first step in turning back the clock today! Contact Horizons Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wetherington. It’s time to embrace your beauty and age gracefully with us.